by | September 02, 2017 | 08:40

The White House is expected to ask Congress for around $5.9 billion in emergency aid in the wake of mega storm Harvey, which left swaths of Texas and Louisiana inundated, a United States government official told AFP. A Trump administration official and a prominent House of Representatives conservative both said on Thursday that hurricane aid funding should not be tied to the debt limit .

by | September 02, 2017 | 08:00

Under the circumstances, Merkel said she did not think it was appropriate to carry out further discussions with Ankara about its participation in a European Union customs union. "It's not because we don't want them but because the Turkish government and Erdogan are moving fast away from everything that Europe stands for". "We must assume that it's a political charge, suspicion of terrorism, as with the others".

by | September 02, 2017 | 07:13

North Korea's dictator is an evil man who is acting irrationally, former prime minister John Howard says. The gender and name of the child are unknown, Yonhap News Agency reports . On Aug. 14, Kim was briefed on the country's plan to fire four missiles toward the USA territory of Guam before he delayed the plan. In a tweet, he said: "Outraged at reckless provocation by #NorthKorea".

by | September 02, 2017 | 07:08

High winds also sent embers from the blaze across the 210, sparking a spot fire about a quarter-mile away, Stewart said. A brush fire threatened homes in the Sun Valley area Friday, blackening about 500 acres, forcing evacuations and shutting down a almost 13-mile stretch of a major freeway as hundreds of firefighters struggled to bring it under control.

by | September 02, 2017 | 07:04

Then, Stewart said, high winds indeed caused embers to created a spot fire a quarter-mile away from the initial blaze, across the 210 Freeway. The fire prompted the shutdown of the 210 Freeway eastbound at Sunland Boulevard and westbound at Lowell Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol .

by | September 02, 2017 | 06:52

Many observers note that the DPRK launched the missile at a time when Japan and the United States hold large-scale exercises near its borders. In the statement, Pyongyang stressed that it was Hwasong-12 missile used for the launch. O'Shaughnessy is quoted as saying, " North Korea's actions are a threat to our allies, partners and homeland, and their destabilizing actions will be met accordingly".

by | September 02, 2017 | 06:43

The suspects grabbed the cash and ran out of the bar, WBAL TV 11 reported . Bar owner Jack Milani said he was surprised anyone would be foolish enough to try and rob Monaghan's Pub because it is a well-known hangout for local police officers.

by | September 02, 2017 | 06:01

Japan's U.N. Ambassador Koro Bessho said Tokyo would now like a "strong resolution" on North Korea . "It is very meaningful that Prime Minister May and I agreed to further strengthen pressure on North Korea and to call on China to play a larger role", he added.

by | September 02, 2017 | 05:40

The victim was identified as Suresh, a resident of Madapura village in Honnalli taluk, Davanagere district, around 300 kilometres from Bengaluru . The accident took place when Raghavendra was on his way to Shikaripura on Thursday evening after completing a BJP party meeting held in Shivamogga.

by | September 02, 2017 | 05:28

Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said that it would list the appeal for hearing in the week commencing from 30 October this year. This was after petitioner-advocate Ajay Agrawal sought an early hearing of the matter, citing fresh evidence.

by | September 02, 2017 | 05:30

Combined Forces Command is wrapping up its annual military exercise with South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation's provocation was a mere "curtain-raiser", in the face of United Nations condemnation and USA warnings of severe repercussions.

by | September 02, 2017 | 05:22

Juan Pablo Castanon, president of Mexico's Business Coordination Council representing the private sector in the talks, said the country was refining a "Plan B" that could be up and running within three months of an eventual NAFTA collapse. "Neither Canada nor Mexico will announce their departure (from NAFTA) because we want to keep being regulated by NAFTA", Guajardo added after a meeting with lawmakers.

by | September 02, 2017 | 04:32

In spite of seven sets of United Nations sanctions since 2006 in a bid to deter Pyongyang from its nuclear ambitions, North Korea's tests are becoming more frequent and more brazen. She will also seek agreement from Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the United Kingdom and Japan should work to ensure that this deal can form the basis of a bilateral arrangement "quickly after Brexit ".

by | September 02, 2017 | 04:22

USA and South Korean defense leaders are today discussing ways to make the alliance stronger in face of continued outrageous acts by North Korea. Talking is not the answer!' Secretary Mattis and Minister Onodera both agreed that this launch is an unacceptable act that undermines security and stability in the region.

by | September 02, 2017 | 04:02

While North Korea's repeated missile tests and defiance of worldwide sanctions may seem erratic to onlookers, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's latest move demonstrates a "very rational" strategy based on an "sense of acute timing", one strategist told CNBC.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:58

Independently of the joint exercises with South Korea, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully shot down a ballistic missile that was test-fired early Wednesday morning from Kauai. The Moon administration has thus far remained skeptical of redeploying United States tactical nukes, saying the move would violate Seoul's previous pledge to stay nuclear-free in 1991.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:52

Separately, the administration is expected to ask for authority to spend $6 billion in disaster relief for FEMA more quickly, the administration officials and a senior House GOP leadership aide said. The storm is now threatening the region near the Texas-Louisiana state line. The aide wasn't authorized to publicly disclose the information in advance of a formal announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:45

That, the leaders said , has resulted in a deterioration of both humans and the natural environment, which disproportionately affects the world's "most vulnerable". Care for creation has been a key theme of Francis' papacy: he's been repeated calls for better global co-operation to tackle the problem while every world leader he meets in the Vatican is presented with a copy of Laudato si'.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:43

Adoptable animals admitted into the SPCA shelter prior to Harvey are being shipped to Atlanta , where they will hopefully find their fur-ever homes. Hundreds of pets displaced by the floodwaters have been rescued and housed until they can be reunited with their owners.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:37

Oil experts expect more price increases another 50 cents a gallon after the holiday, before dropping again later this month. With millions set to hit area roadways, gas prices are about to jump. However, there's good news. "Safety is our main goal", Jones said. If you don't have a designated driver, call a taxi, a rideshare, a friend, or family member to help you get home safely.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:33

An enormous sinkhole about 30 feet (10 meters) in diameter opened on a street in downtown Mexico City because of an accumulation of water. As Storm Lidia crossed 30 kilometers southwest of Cabo San Lucas, with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour, the US National Hurricane Center has reported that the storm is expected to sweep over the Baja California peninsula during Friday night.

by | September 02, 2017 | 03:33

Police said the woman's boyfriend had been running in the street naked and ranting earlier in the day. She also had scratches and bruised on her face. No one has been charged in the case. "She was very, very respected in the building", a neighbor told ABC. "She kept a close eye on her children".

by | September 02, 2017 | 02:41

He added: "Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world". " All options are on the table ". She three times refused to say whether Britain could use its cyber capabilities to take on North Korea, as she repeatedly avoided questions about the prospect of future military action.

by | September 02, 2017 | 02:38

After US President Donald Trump warned that talking was not the answer , the prime minister agreed military conflict was an option to deal with Pyongyang - but not the only one. "Testing a missile booster and a reentry vehicle is a long way from having an actual operational missile ", Anthony Cordesman, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, wrote August 15.

by | September 02, 2017 | 02:12

About 16.1 million people are expected to fly during a seven-day period from August 30 to September 5 on USA airlines, the heart of the Labor Day travel period, according to Airlines for America. Vermont's average current price is $2.48 per gallon, which is 6 cents higher than yesterday and 10 cents higher than one week ago. "One of our members today attempted to load a truck, spent 5.5 hours waiting only to discover the bulk plant had run out of fuel".